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1st Annual North Charleston MLK Parade One to Remember
2/4/2013 11:27:18 AM

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North Charleston’s First Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration was one to remember as hundreds of local churches, organizations and civic groups gathered for the first event of its kind this past Saturday. Onlookers gathered along the streets and cheered as they were entertained by the colorful and enthusiastic participants of this years' festivities.


Sam Dennis, head of the North Charleston MLK Celebration committee, was very pleased and proud of the success of this years’ event. When addressing the crowd at Park Circle he said, “ I remember a time when Blacks were not allowed to even step foot on these grounds. It really touches my heart to see all the smiling faces, young and old, gathered here today to honor and remember the legacy of Dr. King and everyone that made it possible for this event to take place. It’s important that we don’t forget those who paved the way for us to be where we are today.” 


The parade began at 11:00 a.m. on Durant avenue and ended with a celebration at Park Circle. Ms. Christine O. Jackson made an appearance and addressed the crowd reminding everyone of the importance of honoring Dr. King and remembering how we got to this point as a community. She also stressed the importance of young people being involved with the celebration as working with the youth has always been a passion for her. Rev. Nelson Rivers III of Charity Missionary Baptist Church was the keynote speaker for the occasion. 



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